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Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
266 Woods Hole Rd.
Woods Hole, MA 02543-1050
Ph.D. University of Montpellier II / Macquarie University, 2008, Earth Sciences
M.S. University of Nantes / University of Montpellier II, 2005, Earth and Planetary Sciences
B.S. University of Nantes, 2003, Earth and Planetary Sciences
My research is driven by the need to understand how the chemistry and rheology of the Earth's mantle evolve through time. I use a multi-disciplinary approach to study direct samples of the mantle (peridotites), as well as mantle-derived lavas. In particular, I analyze the elemental and isotopic chemistry of mantle-derived rocks to understand geochemical processes in time and space, study the crystal physics and microstructure of mantle rocks to unravel their deformation history, and perform laboratory experiments to re-create P-T conditions inside the Earth.